Oregon Marion County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Marion County, Oregon. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Oregon Marion County.

1. Library System JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 128 N Main St, Jefferson, OR 97352
Phone Number: (541) 327-3826 Marion 12,232 16,000

2. Central Library JEFFERSON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 128 N Main St, Jefferson, OR 97352
Phone Number: (541) 327-3826 Marion N/A N/A

3. Central Library MT ANGEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 145 Elm St, Mount Angel, OR 97362
Phone Number: (503) 845-6401 Marion N/A N/A

4. Library System MT. ANGEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 145 Elm St, Mount Angel, OR 97362
Phone Number: (503) 845-6401 Marion 25,672 13,500

5. Library System SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6071 Marion 1,181,487 742,247

6. Central Library SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: (503) 588-6071 Marion N/A N/A

7. Bookmobile SALEM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE
585 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97309
Phone Number: (503) 588-6071 Marion N/A N/A

8. Library System SILVER FALLS LIBRARY DISTRICT
410 S Water St, Silverton, OR 97381
Phone Number: (503) 873-5173 Marion 158,418 N/A

9. Central Library SILVER FALLS LIBRARY DISTRICT
410 S Water St, Silverton, OR 97381
Phone Number: (503) 873-5173 Marion N/A N/A

10. Central Library STAYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 515 N First Ave, Stayton, OR 97383
Phone Number: (503) 769-3313 Marion N/A N/A

11. Library System STAYTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 515 N First Ave, Stayton, OR 97383
Phone Number: (503) 769-3313 Marion 93,246 45,238

12. Branch Library WEST SALEM BRANCH LIBRARY
Street Address: 395 Glen Creek Road NW, Salem, OR 97304
Phone Number: (503) 588-6301 Marion N/A N/A

13. Library System WOODBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 280 Garfield St, Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone Number: (503) 982-5262 Marion 141,125 214,366

14. Central Library WOODBURN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 280 Garfield St, Woodburn, OR 97071
Phone Number: (503) 982-5262 Marion N/A N/A

Overview of Marion County, Oregon

Marion County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was originally named the Champooick District, after Champoeg, a meeting place on the Willamette River. On September 3, 1849, the territorial legislature renamed the county for Francis Marion, a general in the American Revolutionary War. As of 2000, the population is 284,834.

Economy

Agriculture and food processing are important to the county’s economy, as are lumber, manufacturing, and education. Marion county has 10,640 acres (43 km²) planted in orchards. Government, however, is the county’s main employer and economic base.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,093 km² (1,194 mi²). 3,066 km² (1,184 mi²) of it is land and 26 km² (10 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.85% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Linn County, Oregon- (south)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 284,834 people, 101,641 households, and 70,437 families residing in the county. The population density is 93/km² (241/mi²). There are 108,174 housing units at an average density of 35/km² (91/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 81.62% White, 0.89% Black or African American, 1.44% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.36% Pacific Islander, 10.58% from other races, and 3.35% from two or more races. 17.10% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 101,641 households out of which 34.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 24.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.70 and the average family size is 3.19.

In the county, the population is spread out with 27.40% under the age of 18, 10.30% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 101.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $40,314, and the median income for a family is $46,202. Males have a median income of $33,841 versus $26,283 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,408. 13.50% of the population and 9.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.10% of those under the age of 18 and 7.40% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Marion county was created in July 5, 1843, one of the original four districts of the Oregon territory along with Twality (later Washington), Clackamas, and Yamhill counties. The four districts were redesignated as counties in 1845.

Originally, this political entity stretched southward to the California border and eastward to the Rocky Mountains. With the creation of Wasco, Linn, Polk, and other counties, its area was reduced in size. Marion County’s present geographical boundaries were established in 1856.

In 1849 Salem was designated the county seat. The territorial capital was moved from Oregon City to Salem in 1852. The ensuing controversy over the location of the capital was settled in 1864 when Salem was confirmed as the state capital.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Marion County, Oregon has the following cities and towns:

  • Aumsville
  • Aurora
  • Brooks
  • Butteville
  • Detroit
  • Donald
  • Four Corners
  • Gervais
  • Hayesville
  • Hubbard
  • Idanha
  • Jefferson
  • Keizer
  • Labish Village
  • Marion
  • Mehama
  • Mount Angel
  • Salem
  • Scotts Mills
  • Silverton
  • Paul
  • Stayton
  • Sublimity
  • Turner
  • Woodburn